The Dallas Stars could be looking for a new player to wear the captain’s “C” soon, as Brenden Morrow agreed to waive his no-trade clause this weekend and will be headed to the Pittsburgh Penguins in a trade. ESPN.com reported the details of the trade on Sunday afternoon, but it has not been confirmed by either team. Pittsburgh would also get the Stars’ third-round pick in this year’s draft, while the Stars would receive a fifth-round pick this year and prospect Joe Morrow.
The Stars drafted Morrow in the first round of the 1997 draft, and he has spent his entire career with them. He was one of the best power forwards in the league for nearly a decade but his production has declined the past two seasons. He scored a career-high 33 goals and had 56 points during the 2010-11 season, and also helped lead Team Canada to a gold medal at the Winter Olympics. Valued for his size and toughness, he would be a great fit with the Penguins and would have a chance to win the Stanley Cup for the first time. Morrow had six goals and 11 points for the Stars this season.
Joe Morrow was a first round pick of the Penguins in 2011, and was a standout defenseman for the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL before turning pro for this season. He has four goals and 15 points for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL this season. He could be a great addition for the Stars in the future, and lessen the sting of a fan favorite like (Brenden) Morrow leaving.